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Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
+44 1749 674483
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You can feel the history as you walk down

Entered through a narrow gateway down the side of the cathedral, and therefore easily missed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
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Wells is a must visit, if you’re in Somerset. You spend easily a day out. It’s relaxing even when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IngSci
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Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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"cobbled street"
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"wells cathedral"
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"step back in time"
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"film set"
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"oldest street"
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"tall chimneys"
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"inhabited street in europe"
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"visiting wells"
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"small chapel"
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"walk up"
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"harry potter"
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"piece of history"
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"music school"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Entered through a narrow gateway down the side of the cathedral, and therefore easily missed, Vicar's Close, was built around 1348 to provide houses for men of the cathedral choir, and is now the oldest continuously inhabited medieval street in Europe. It has seen a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wells is a must visit, if you’re in Somerset. You spend easily a day out. It’s relaxing even when it’s busy. Vicar’s close is one of the beauty’s in England.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the Cathedral, do not miss this amazing little street - the only complete medieval street left in England, it's priceless. Due to the heat, we were let out the side door of the Cathedral and we only had to walk across the street...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes you back in time! Lots of photo opportunities. Fells timeless.Take your time to look at the gardens as well

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vicar's close is the oldest continually inhabited street in Europe and well worth a visit. It's beside Wells Cathedral, and gorgeous.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing little street would be a lovely place to live the music coming out of one of the rooms just added to the atmosphere

Thank Ann S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A historical location in the beautiful city of Wells This is a photographers paradise if you can get the time of day right for the sunshine

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely place to walk down & imagine how it used to be. We met a man who worked for the cathedral school & he very kindly told us some of the history which made it even more interesting

3  Thank Denise T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit after visiting the cathedral. It really is like stepping onto a film set and going back in time. So pretty and quaint and you really get a feel of what it must have been like living here back in the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Across the street from the cathedral is Vicar's Close. It was so much ffun walking up the lane at all the pretty ways the residents decorated their hpuses. I also met an orange tabby cat that was so friendly!

1  Thank Janice A
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